black alice’s bluz (NPM2017 # 2)



praying on the one

one day maybe

one not enough now

not enough yesterday

or the day before

i am black alice

running twice as fast to stand

right in the same place

today as yesterday and

the day before

twice as qualified

not allowed to fail

reaching each mark

even though they keep changing

forced to be magic

feared for being magic

looking for magic

to move the pendulum

can’t be standing here